Welcome to the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. You’re becoming (or continuing as) a member of the Gillings School community. We value and welcome every member of the community. We are committed to working with you to help you achieve your academic and professional goals and will do everything possible to support your success. Your success will be built upon a partnership, forged through collaboration between you and those in your department or program, particularly.

Others also stand ready to support you. We expect the best from you, and you should expect the best from us.

Public health is more than a job or career. It is a noble, important and lifesaving mission that is a privilege to pursue. Wherever you are on your path, whatever degree or certificate you are pursuing, you are preparing to make a positive difference by taking on the greatest health threats and problems in a world that is challenged in so many ways. We’re delighted that you have chosen to be part of the Gillings School community.

Students laugh together in Armfield Atrium.

Students laugh together in Armfield Atrium.

This handbook is an important resource for ensuring your success at the Gillings School. It is a welcome for new students and a source of information for all students. It covers major policies and procedures within the School and informs you about our history, mission and organization. It is a “how-to, where-to,” go-to guide, designed to answer many of your questions about getting things done while you are a student here. We hope you will use and benefit from the handbook.


Note: This new handbook is a living document. We need students’ feedback to make it stronger and even more useful, so please share your comments.


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